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Justice Sonia Sotomayor to headline Vermont’s 15th Annual Women’s Economic Conference

first_imgSenator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) says this year’s 15th Annual Vermont Women’s Economic Opportunity Conference, set for Saturday, October 8, in Randolph, will feature a special guest: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Leahy said Justice Sotomayor will begin this year’s sessions with a question-and-answer forum with conference-goers.   ‘Marcelle and I are delighted that she is coming to Vermont,’ said Leahy.  ‘She personifies the American Dream, and her life and achievements already have inspired so many.  She is a perfect match for this conference and its purpose.’ This is the 15th year for the popular day-long conferences, which Leahy launched 15 years ago.  The free sessions will be hosted at Vermont Technical College in Randolph, Vermont, with lunch and child care included.  This year’s practical, how-to workshops will offer tools for women at all stages of professional development, to expand and succeed in business planning and strategic media planning, to hone leadership skills, and to discover and apply techniques in work-and-life balance.  Online registration for the conference begins September 6 at www.leahy.senate.gov(link is external). (FRIDAY, Aug. 26) — Senator Patrick Leahylast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces First Stakeholder Meeting on Statewide Solar Energy Development Planning

first_img February 22, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces First Stakeholder Meeting on Statewide Solar Energy Development Planning SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Energy,  Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today Governor Tom Wolf announced that the first statewide solar energy planning meeting will be held in Harrisburg on Thursday, March 2. Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future is a 30-month planning project led by the Department of Environmental Protection that will identify approaches to increase generation of in-state solar-powered electricity to 10 percent of all in-state electricity sales by 2030.“Solar is a clean renewable energy that brings economic as well as environmental benefits, including creating jobs, lowering consumers’ electricity bills, and protecting the health of our farming, outdoor recreation, and tourism industries in the face of climate change,” said Governor Wolf. “By investing our statewide expertise in proactive planning of solar energy development, we ensure that we fully leverage these benefits for all Pennsylvanians.”DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell and SunShot Initiative’s Balance of Systems Program director Dr. Elaine Ulrich will provide opening remarks. Coordinated by project partner PennFuture, the meeting includes an overview of the project, introduction of steering committee members, identification of strategic focus areas and potential working groups, a review of baseline modeling, and general discussions about the state solar marketplace.State and local government leaders, academics, consumer advocates, utility and business leaders, experts in the solar industry, and others interested in solar energy are expected to participate in the project, which is funded by a $550,000 award from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.“We’re pleased with the interest in this project shown by all sectors,” said Acting Secretary McDonnell. “Collaboration and diversity of views on solar are essential to a balanced plan that has statewide support and reflects a shared understanding of the steps needed to increase solar energy production in Pennsylvania.”The stakeholder meeting is scheduled to be held from10:00 am – 4:00 pm in the auditorium of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg and is open to the public. Registration is required.Meeting in working groups regularly throughout 2017 and 2018, project participants will use data modeling to analyze roles and opportunities in regulatory and ratemaking processes, business and market transformation, and operations and systems integration.Meeting results and other information will be posted at Finding Pennsylvania’s Solar Future.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more